Sightsavers Learning and Knowledge Manager Jobs in Kenya

Sightsavers Learning and Knowledge Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Sightsavers is an international NGO working in over 30 countries in Africa and Asia to
    eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the inclusion of people living with disabilities so
    that they can enjoy equal rights and lives free from stigma and discrimination.

    Job Purpose:

  • A Learning and Knowledge Manager is required to support the delivery of Sightsavers’ MEL team’s evidence generation agenda across select programmes in Africa and Asia.

  • They will support a strong learning culture embedded in our programmes and operations. This will include facilitating learning from select programmes including from project results, evaluations, reviews and through designing specific learning and knowledge exchange exercises with programme stakeholders.

  • They will ensure that we collect, document and share lessons and evidence about what works for people and communities to achieve our programme goals, particularly in social inclusion and education. The Learning and Knowledge Manager will collaborate and share good practice from our programmes with technical colleagues and staff globally, and where relevant with partners, external agencies and people and communities we serve.

  • The Learning and Knowledge Manager will work closely with the MEL Manager for Social Inclusion and the Head of MEL.

    Principal Accountabilities:

  • The Learning and Knowledge Manager will be required to deploy a full range of knowledge
    management skills and resources to support the learning outcomes of the programmes in scope

    This includes:

  • Develop and implement a detailed learning plan based on learning outcomes or learning questions, and related work plans

  • Collect, analyse, synthesise data to draw conclusions and identify key learning

  • Produce and disseminate high quality learning products - reports, infographics, blog posts, videos etc

  • Collaborate on ensuring learning is utilised within Sightsavers, for example, in
    decision-making processes

  • Collaborate on ensuring that learning is fed back to people and communities we serve

  • Track and document promising innovations from our programmes to date.

  • The above list is indicative: flexibility may be required due to the nature of the work. Any
    amendments to responsibilities will be discussed and agreed with the post holder.

  • The principal and additional accountabilities are
    not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the post holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

    Jobholder Entry Requirements - the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required

    Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

    • Extensive experience in MEL or research, preferably in international development sector.

    • Extensive experience in a learning/knowledge management role.

    • Master’s qualification in related subject preferred.

    • Ability to quickly and competently analyse, consolidate and summarise complex information from multiple data sources, including quantitative and qualitative data.

    • Ability to make compelling and informative communications verbally in English and in a range of written and visual formats to a variety of stakeholders, including in multi-lingual contexts.

    • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and judgement to take a pro-active approach to sharing our knowledge and experience in what works.

    • Personal effectiveness/self-management: ability to work under time pressures, but also to be flexible and adaptable.

    • Clear vision and strong planning skills to create and deliver a learning agenda.

    • Experience in the field of social inclusion, particularly for women, girls and people with disabilities.

    • Knowledge of key IT software, applications and accessible approaches to disseminating learning

    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and facilitation.

    • Fluency in French an advantage; knowledge of other languages an advantage.

    Core Behaviours:

    • Communication and influencing.

    • Planning and organising.

    • Change and improvement.

    • Team working.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Sightsavers Learning and Knowledge Manager Jobs in Kenya ​


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